The Cost of Having Children Will Only Get More Absurd

Most people paying attention to the economy concern themselves with the jobs report, which (at least this month) looks somewhat promising. But while having a job to support your family matters a great deal, what also matters is how much you're not actually going to be able to afford things for your family with the… » 12/03/14 6:10pm 12/03/14 6:10pm

Women Are Doing the Man Things But Men Won't Do the Lady Things

Women are doing all the "man things" they can these days. Wars. Heavy lifting. Dangerous jobs. Cigars. Heart attacks. And men are doing more "lady things" than ever before, like expressing identifiable emotion and caring about children. They are really picking up the slack and the slacks. Get it? From off the floor?… » 9/09/13 1:20pm 9/09/13 1:20pm

Nanny College Admits Its First Fully-Matriculated Dude Student in…

Norland College, the world-famous institution, welcomes only its second male student in its 120-year history — 18-year-old Michael Kenny. Not only will Kenny will be the second male student (Peter Cummins was the first) to ever graduate with a Norland Diploma, he'll be the first, according to the Telegraph, to… » 9/07/12 9:30am 9/07/12 9:30am

'Having It All' Means Having All the Shitty Stuff Too

I know we've all already weighed in ad nauseum on "having it all" (which, in my original weigh-in, I posited is total bullshit), but let's just talk about it one more time, shall we? Because this part is important: the discussion is super-gendered, and we're never going to get past it without involving the manfolk. » 6/27/12 2:00pm 6/27/12 2:00pm

Why Women Bore the Brunt of the Great 'He-cession'

Since the collapse of the domestic housing market in 2007 and the ensuing global financial swoon, much has been made of the Great Recession's effect on men. More men lost their jobs than women, and just two years ago, more men were unemployed than women. Because of this, the Department of Horrible Neologisms has… » 10/24/11 3:45pm 10/24/11 3:45pm

Ill Conceived Program Matches Sex Offenders, Children

Residents of the Land of Lincoln are undoubtedly aware of the unrelenting clusterfuck that is state and local governments. Usually the tangled web of patronage and ball-dropping results in rueful head shaking, or a shrug along with the line, "Well! That's Illinois!" But now, it seems that the headless vowel elongating… » 8/27/11 3:00pm 8/27/11 3:00pm